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100% they are just like real boats ... pain this the A$$ lol
My Traxxas had a small porpoise, read elsewhere to do adjustable tabs and set the port tab down 3/4 turn down from zero and the starboard one to zero or up to 1/4 turn up, did that and she takes a beautiful set and no hop at all now
 
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RC Boats for fishing??
So I was watching this guy last summer "shore fish" at one of the lakes in these parts. I was fishing too, but he had a small RC boat, he would put his bait on the back of his boat (looks like he had a little platform made on the back) open the bail on his reel and "drive" his bait wayyyyyy out in the lake then pull the bait off and drive his boat back to shore. He was catching more fish than I was, I could not cast that far out.
Pretty clever and fun to watch. Just thought I would add a random RC story to this thread.:D
 

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RC Boats for fishing??
So I was watching this guy last summer "shore fish" at one of the lakes in these parts. I was fishing too, but he had a small RC boat, he would put his bait on the back of his boat (looks like he had a little platform made on the back) open the bail on his reel and "drive" his bait wayyyyyy out in the lake then pull the bait off and drive his boat back to shore. He was catching more fish than I was, I could not cast that far out.
Pretty clever and fun to watch. Just thought I would add a random RC story to this thread.:D
People were doing something similar and catching world record trout inside the buoy line of dams. They put a stop to that pretty fast.
 

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Hauling the Traxxas M41 and spare parts etc is a motha, playing a few weeks ago on Amazon, found a bad ass 45” bag, however it did t really do any good as the bag was just a limp bag. Thought to get 1/2” pvc and build a cage inside the bag and now it’s perfect.
20$ bag 35$ in pvc fittings perfect.

I’ll have to pull the pvc frame out and get better pics. View attachment 1079289 View attachment 1079290 View attachment 1079291

Finally remembered to pull out of bag.
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If you want to check out some really cool R/C boat racing check out Scott Myers YouTube page of the RC Unlimited series that run up in Washington . The Nitro boats are 1/8th scale . The electrics are 1/10th scale and the Gassers are 1/6th scale . The Nitros are the fastest . Almost all the boats are wood . I have a ML boatworks 1/8th kit and brand new Nova Rossi .67 for it . Just have not had time to build it . This is the Kit I have . Until then I just have to keep playing with my Sport20 Hydro and 20 mono's

 

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How do these fast boats handle normal chop? Does the water need to be glass for you to really open them up?
 

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Yeah I’ve been meaning to go watch again its been years!!! Loved watching the little miss Budweiser boat run around with the circus circus boat.
 

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That's not bad at all. I expected them to be bouncing all over the place like they were on whoops.
I am still learning mine, a mild chop is awesome, helps pack air and plants it. Mine is only 40” long and light so much over 3” and she gets real flighty. Glass is a blast at mid throttle and cutting tight turns, it’s crazy what it does for a 450$ boat.
 

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Anyone with a Traxxas M41, i have a few runs on a set of HotRacing adjustable trim tabs. Cheapest i found online is 34$ shipped I’ll take 23$ shipped. I bought the whole RCBoatBiz upgrade kit so no need for two sets.
 

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The boats are cool, but I went and did something stupid recently and bought this Traxxas K5 rock crawler. Cost was around $500 then add 2 batteries and a charger and it's up to around $750 and my Amazon shopping cart has another $400 in it for upgrades but not ready to hit the buy button just yet. I can see this hole getting deeper. :) View attachment 879499 View attachment 879500

You know you can hook the boat on the back of that and launch it and everything.
 

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48" Skater, New never run. Cost around $3000.00 ....Any one want it for $1800
 

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RC Boats for fishing??
So I was watching this guy last summer "shore fish" at one of the lakes in these parts. I was fishing too, but he had a small RC boat, he would put his bait on the back of his boat (looks like he had a little platform made on the back) open the bail on his reel and "drive" his bait wayyyyyy out in the lake then pull the bait off and drive his boat back to shore. He was catching more fish than I was, I could not cast that far out.
Pretty clever and fun to watch. Just thought I would add a random RC story to this thread.:D
 

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RC Boats for fishing??
So I was watching this guy last summer "shore fish" at one of the lakes in these parts. I was fishing too, but he had a small RC boat, he would put his bait on the back of his boat (looks like he had a little platform made on the back) open the bail on his reel and "drive" his bait wayyyyyy out in the lake then pull the bait off and drive his boat back to shore. He was catching more fish than I was, I could not cast that far out.
Pretty clever and fun to watch. Just thought I would add a random RC story to this thread.:D
You can also get drones to drop bait......
 
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